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After setting an ultimatum, Turkish president spoke to AKP MPs about the journalist’s disappearance, the careful planning involving at least 18 people. Meanwhile, the "Davos in the desert" opens in Riyadh despite the no-show by many political and business leaders. The one exception is France’s Total.

| 23/10/2018
| TURKEY – SAUDI ARABIA

Mgr Đức Đạo is the fifth bishop of Xuân Lôc. Until May 2016 he was auxiliary bishop and rector of the major seminary, which today has more than 450 seminarians. He is also rector of the new Catholic Institute of Vietnam. In the diocese of Xuân Lôc, erected on 14 October 1965 out of the Archdiocese of Saigon, the Catholic faith is strong thanks to over 1.1 million faithful, about a third of the population. This is partly due to a massive influx of northern Catholics after 1954. At present, the diocese has 250 parishes, run by 500 priests with 447 men religious and 1,810 nuns.

| 23/10/2018
| VIETNAM

"It is a virtue difficult to understand. It is a humble, very humble virtue. It is a virtue that never disappoints: if you hope, you will never be disappointed ". "Hope is concrete, it is every day because it is an encounter. And every time we meet Jesus in the Eucharist, in prayer, in the Gospel, in the poor, in community life, each time we take one more step towards this definitive encounter ".

| 23/10/2018
| VATICAN
by Mathias Hariyadi

Launched in 2015, an artistic competition gave Our Lady more "familiar" features for Indonesian Catholics. Robertus Gunawan, a Catholic from Jakarta, won the competition. In January 2018, the archbishop of Jakarta adopted the image as a symbol of national unity.

| 23/10/2018
| INDONESIA
by Dario Salvi

The Chaldean patriarch invites us to value the role of young people, especially girls, in ecclesial life. Women and their commitment to society can also be an example for the Muslim world. Counteract clericalism and related abuses. The idea of ​​a youth center in the capital open to sport, culture, meeting and comparison.

| 23/10/2018
| IRAQ - VATICAN
by Wang Zhicheng

Zheng Xiaosong’s suicide is one more “abnormal death” caused by "depression". For the Institute of Psychology of the Academy of Sciences, half of all cadres suffer from this condition. Some 243 deaths by suicide were recorded between 2009 and 2016.

| 23/10/2018
| CHINA – MACAU

A group of hibakusha, survivors of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, have protested against the US decision to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. Nuclear war “could imperil all of humanity”.

| 23/10/2018
| JAPAN – UNITED STATES

In the last year at least three cases similar to that of the journalist and intellectual who died at the consulate in Istanbul. From Canada to the United States, to Australia, emissaries of the kingdom approached dissidents trying to lure them into local diplomatic representations. Since the ascent to the throne of bin Salman the demands for political asylum of Saudis abroad more than doubled.

| 23/10/2018
| SAUDI ARABIA - TURKEY
by Nirmala Carvalho

The Gonzalves family remembers Januz, 24, who died during a football match. Taken to the hospital, he "disappeared" in the mortuary. The hospital "apologizes" for an error that "can happen". The funeral "full of color, as was the life of the boy".

| 23/10/2018
| INDIA
by Paul Wang

The impressive construction connects Zhuhai, Macao and Hong Kong in just a few hours. It cost at least 20 billion US dollars and dozens of deaths in the workplace. It should increase tourism and economy. But many doubt. Survival of the white dolphin is at risk.

| 23/10/2018
| CHINA

About 500 units have already been completed, 773 are under construction and 250 are awaiting financial coverage. The Indian government will finance 250. Repatriation, which should have started in January 2018, has raised concerns among refugees about their safety following their return to Rakhine.

| 23/10/2018
| MYANMAR
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by Wang Zhicheng
The blackmail of the Jinzhou authorities: you can reopen the churches - after the pandemic - if you ban entry to minors. Mgr. Jia Zhiguo, 83, has been a bishop since 1980 and is responsible for a community of over 150,000 faithful, with a hundred priests ...
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| CHINA - VATICAN
 
by Marian Demir
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| 10/07/2020
| TURKEY
 
National security law “threatens to undermine freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, freedom of the press and academic freedom. Freedom of religion and belief is also under threat. According to many reports, freedom of religion and belief ...
| 06/07/2020
| ASIA - HONG KONG
 
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| 03/07/2020
| VATICAN
 
by Paul Wang
The bishop emeritus of Hong Kong has no confidence in China and fears government interference in Church affairs will occur in Hong Kong. Card Tong holds a different position. For Hong Kong priest, Beijing will only allow freedom of worship, but religious ...
| 03/07/2020
| HONG KONG – CHINA
 
The State Council has completed the documentation process. The sentence, scheduled for this morning, postponed by two weeks. Rumors of "pressure" on the Ankara government. But Erdogan wants to hold the official ceremony on July 15th, on ...
| 02/07/2020
| TURKEY
 
The country has been ruled by the military for decades. A victory for Aung San Suu Kyi and her League for Democracy is expected, but not the triumph of 2015. The Lady has lost the approval of ethnic minorities and is criticized by the international community ...
| 02/07/2020
| MYANMAR
 
For Yehuda Garami, Zionism and Judaism are confused, but there is a big difference between the two. The conflict is political and “has nothing to do with religion”. For Jews, there is religious freedom and security in Iran; “we do not ...
| 23/06/2020
| IRAN – ISRAEL
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